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proposing a delay to president obama's health care law in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. rich edson has the latest. rich: they have been figuring out what they want to propose. perhaps floating a delight in the implementation of the president's health care law. the bulk of the spending starts in 2014. that is just one of them any options they are hoping to discuss. major tax and entitlement reform. that will be discussed throughout the rest of the week. >> we have to come to a point where we stand and fight. i hope this is the time. there is no such thing in this definition. we'll pay social security, will you pay medicare or would you use it as a tool to try to get the house republicans to cave? rich: president obama said he will not negotiate. he will talk spending cuts and, perhaps, revenue. back to you. lori: thank you so much. new warnings on the debt ceiling. timothy geithner telling congressional leaders that the u.s. will exhaust its limit mid-february. bernanke urging congress to extend borrowing authority well before the deadline. the u.s. could lose its aaa rating, so whe
set the record straight on the debt ceiling. >> now the other imposition is called the debt ceiling. something most americans had not heard of before two years ago. so i want to be clear about this. the debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. >> and of course republicans tried to trick americans into believing the debt ceiling was a blank check or magic credit card for the president to go spend whatever he wanted to spend. of course, the united states constitution gives the power to spend to congress. the result is the money congress has already borrowed. president obama explained to the american people in congress how they're trying to do their actual jobs. >> these are bills that are racked up. and we need to pay them. so while i'm willing to find compromise on how to pay our debts, americans should not be stopped from paying the bills we racked up. >> the country will be in a dire situation. president obama knows
more people care about that issue than the debt ceiling. >> bill: they get too full of themselves. the problem with the front row particularly the press corps is they represent different networks. they all want to talk about let's say, for example guns. they all want to be on camera asking the question about guns and it doesn't matter if somebody else has already asked the question five different times in five different ways, they're still going to ask it so they can get on camera. that's what's wrong with the press briefings. >> thank you very much for your tweet. >> if you go to the newseum web site and you look at what the country is talking about it is a rich quilt of different issues, different ideas that people around this country are discussing. and the washington press corps questions of one or two topics doesn't even big to cover -- begin to cover what reporters around this country are reporting on, talking about. that disconnect is really jarring, i think. >> bill: it is jarring. i remember as a reporter in los angeles and a comment tater in los angeles, covering preside
under control, but does he think the debt ceiling is the leverage that republicans should use to get that done? he'll join us exclusively, and i know you're going to ask him about that. >> absolutely. >> let's check out the action on the street right here. here's how things are shaping up with less than an hour to go. the dow jones industrial average hitting basically at the highs of the day. had been down around 60 points earlier. talking about a gain of 20 points on the blue chip average. fractional move at 13,527. nasdaq chart pattern looks similar. take a look though it's negative. down about nine points on the nasdaq, a quarter points lower and the s&p 500 looks like this. similar chart pattern as the dow up a fraction on the standard & poor's but still that's the high of the afternoon. let's get more on the markets in today's "closing bell" exchange by hank smith and steve from comcast funds and our own rick santelli. >> hello. >> good to see you guys. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> hank smith, we haven't heard from you in a while. let me kick this off with you. how ar
, and they need to raise the debt ceiling now, so we can pay our bills on time. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. a sour day for apple investors. the stock tumbles to 11 month lows on new worries about waning demand for the iphone 5. >> susie: but a banner day for g.m., the cadillac ats takes car of the year at the big auto show in detroit, and its new corvette stingray wows gear heads around the globe. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: the next big fight in washington has begun. president obama today called on republican lawmakers to authorize an increase in the nations debt limit, saying that messing with it could potentially have catastrophic results for many americans and the overall economy. he warned markets would go haywire if congress does not act, interest rates would rise, and checks to social security beneficiaries would stop. and he said even thinking about the u.s. not paying its bills is irresponsible and, "absurd". darren gersh reports. >> reporter: in his first news conference of the new year the president gave a harsh lecture to republicans about the need to raise the deb
if there's no solution on the debt ceiling by the deadline day. >>> and this guy, he's teed off, the golfer phil michakelson tee off over his taxes. and he's not going to take it anymore, or is he? sue herera is live at the new york stock exchange. >> earnings are front and center with j & j, dupont, travelers all out with results. more on them in a few minutes. let's get you ahead of the curve. google is getting ready to report its latest results after the bell. fears about an ad revenue and major focus on those shares. google right now is down 3 bucks on the trading session. john is in silicon valley with what investor s need to know ahead of the numbers. >> couple of important themes this quarter, mobile and mobile. mobile's impacted on the core business. as more people do searches from mobile devices, google's revenue has been coming down. it's more than likely this trend will continue as smartphone and tablet sales spike. cbc could come down 11%. it was down 15% last quarter. then we have the nexus 7 and nexts 10 tablets. in q3, some analysts estimate google sold around 100 million tab
because the debt ceiling concern and talks, it's been pretty much nonexistent on the industrial -- >> the markets at fresh five-year highs. >> yeah. it's all because we had the fiscal cliff. and it was so volatile coming into it. we saw some massive swings and massive breakdowns coming into it. it seemed like the market was all over the place. with the debt ceiling, everyone thinks they'll kick the can, raise the debt ceiling up, or get resolved within -- >> that mean the market's at risk? it would seem yes, right? >> see, if you -- my opinion of what will happen is if there's any small breakdown in it, you know, if there's threats that they may downgrade the s&p, whatever, we'll see a breakdown in s&p down to like 14.50, 14.40. but there are so many people waiting on the sidelines, so much cash. and people looking at u.s. equities over the safety play. they'll start coming in, they'll buy. it i think it's going to be a good year for the s&p this year. >> what does earnings season do? hearing from jpmorgan and goldman sachs, the financials have been a driver of major averages mo
that is a laggard. hewlett-packard, american express, a few of the names coming under the pressure. the debt ceiling remains in focus. it is earning season. let's take a look at facebook. it is up about three quarters of 1%. it certainly has gained over the last half hour. we are getting closer and closer to the launch time. come and see what we are building. there is speculation that remains. the anticipation remains. dagen: trying to strategize on how to rein in government spending. connell: rich edson with all the details. rich: a very busy legislative day. they are dealing with this handy appropriation bill. republicans are discussing a number of different options. there is a major house republicans of that. their annual retreat takes place on wednesday. >> when does this budget balance? here is when the budget gets to balance if we adhere to these cuts. rich: republicans trying to figure out their opening position on the debt ceiling. democrats and the white house have already come out with theirs. president obama saying that he is not negotiating it. he says he is willing to talk about deficit
to negotiate. and they fired back that the debate over the debt ceiling was the perfect time to consider legislation to cut spending. at the same time, only a handful of republicans have actually said they'd let the united states default on its bills. >> the president claims this, but republicans have always raised the debt ceiling. we've never seen the debt limit fail to be raised. all they have said is we want to apply the same criteria that the president himself applied when he was a senator and say we don't want to give the president a blank check. we would like to fix the substantive problem which is the level and the growth in the debt. >> reporter: markets are almost treating the fight over the debt ceiling as the sequel to a bad movie. and investors have a pretty good feel for how this cliffhanger ends. >> they don't really care about the brinksmanship until they are right up to the brink, but also, the more dangerous the fall, off the brink, they figure the less likely that it's going to happen. >> reporter: treasury secretary timothy geithner told congress today that unless it
the debt ceiling. fitch said the pressure on the aaa is, if anything, increasing. >>> we are four hours away from facebook's secret announcement in menlo park. so far, the guesses range from a facebook search engine to a facebook phone. would either product help lift the stock back with a high water mark. >>> the debate kicks off whether dell can, a, raise the money to go private, and b, reinvent itself without going through cash flow. the journal said the talks have been serious for weeks. >>> lululemon doing a downward dog this morning. raises guidance but not enough to impress investors. >>> the battle over the debt ceiling has warranted a warning from fitch. they said it will prompt a formal review of u.s. credit ratings. fitch does add it expects congress will ultimately approve a ceiling increase. the head of global sovereign ratings for fitch, david riley, will join us in the next hour. bernanke weighing in on the debt ceiling in michigan late yesterday. >> raising the debt ceiling, which congress has to do periodically, gives the government the ability to pay its existing bills.
it happening in more places. >>> the president talked forcefully he will not negotiate about the debt ceiling. let me play what one of your republican colleagues told me about that yesterday. >> would you be willing if you don't get the cuts that you think are necessary, would you be willing to go into default or shut down the government? >> i think there is a way to avoid default, if it requires shutting down certain portions of the government, let's like at that. >> are you worried about a shutdown or worse, are you worried about default? >> i'm worried about both. default is like saying i ran up my credit card and now i'm not going to pay you it's going to be bad for the united states. i think we need to pay our xwils. that's the first thing. with respect to shutting down the government so we save money. we know anytime we shut down the government, we actually spend more money in the long run. i do believe we need or national parks or rangers there. i do believe that it is important for us to ramp up our transportation to fill those potholes, to make those connectors, to give money to am t
fighting and hammer out a strategy to deal with the looming debt ceiling. melissa: chaos in algeria, the fate of dozens of hostages is unknown. some reportedly have escaped. fox news middle east analyst and lou dobbs will weigh in. first, time for stocks, let's check with the floor the new york stock exchange, nicole petallides is standing by. the dow just awful session highs, but not having a bad day. nicole: not bad at all. up about 90 points off of the highs of the day. was yesterday a fluke? we had five days of gains, gave back a little bit yesterday and back in the green again. look at the nasdaq up more than half a percent. the s&p 500, gains across the board. economic news for labour numbers and those were good, housing starts have been on the move as well, that was well above expectations. let's take a look at some of the homebuilders in particular, which have had a great run recently. tilden permits at multiyear highs. ben willis yesterday talking about optimism. there is a look at lennar. to give an idea of how well the homebuilders have run up, to put together a chart wit
the debt ceiling or put the u.s. economy st. at risk. it's tuesday, january 15th, 2013 and "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin. we've been watching the u.s. equity futures and at least at this point you can see they do look like they're indicated to open a little lower. right now, dow futures down by about 16 points below fair value. the s&p futures are about 2 points below fair value. we have some different nebs going on at the top of the screen than we do on that fair value board. we'll check on that, as well. >>> dell is said to be in talks with private companies in reports of a possible guyout. the journal says jpmorgan is involved in the negotiations. dell shares have been soaring near an eight-month high on first word of this news yesterday. you can see up about close to 2% to the premarket sales. 64 is the last dip. in other technology news, facebook is holing a press conference today. no word on what the big announcement will be. you've heard a lot of analy
separate from the debt ceiling. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize us to spend more. all it does is say that america will pay its bills, and we are not a deadbeat nation. >> clearly house speaker john boehner thinks differently. he responded by saying, quote, the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending at the same time. >>> these pens are designed to be used only by one person, but an investigation discovered that many of them were used on multiple people. >>> are you in hawaii or going there anytime soon? surfers, beware. check out this video. it's a real-life jauss. two sharks were swimming dangerously close to the show. can you believe it? look at that. you could wade in and be bitten, eaten. last year there were a total of 11 shark attacks in hawaii. >> that's what i call dangerously close. >> oh, my goodness. >> so some people in the southeast waking up to the dual danger of flooding and ice. alexandra steele in the weather center. good morning. >> good morning, guys. each snow potentially for you around new york c
to raise the debt ceiling in a "timely manner." the ratings agency said any delay in action could trigger a prompt review and potential downgrade of the u.s.' aaa credit rating. the treasury believes the u.s. will hit the so-called debt ceiling late next month. >> tom: 2012 was one for the weather record books. it was the ninth hottest year on earth, based on records going back to 1880, according to nasa. the trend of rising temperatures always brings up a debate over climate change, but it's been four years since congress tried to tackle the issue. darren gersh reports from washington. >> reporter: it was not just the united staá?:háhat sweltered through last summer. nasaonfirms 2012 was one of the hottest years on record for the entire globe. 2012 was one degree warmer than normal for the 20th century, and, compared to records dating back to 1880, the globe has warmed by 1.4 degrees. nasa scientists also believe the warming trend is accelerating, just as analysts see the political will for climate change hitting new lows. but that doesn't mean the issue has gone away; it's just taking
obama. they're offering up a compromise on the debt ceiling: a three month increase in the federal borrowing limit. it's expected to come to the house floor next week, but it comes with strings attached. the proposal includes a condition that house and senate lawmakers pass a budget blueprint for the coming year or go without pay. house majority leader eric cantor said it's simple. congress shouldn't be paid for failing to do its job. >> tom: next week 80 companies are scheduled to turn in their latest quarterly financial report cards. but rather than the short-term focus on the bottom line, our next guest thinks businesses need to consider all stakeholders, not just shareholders. john mackey is the co-founder and co-c.e.o. of whole foods market. he's author of "conscious capitalism: liberating the heroic spirit of business". john, why is concentrating on shareholders a myth as you call it? >> i don't know if concentrating on shareholders is a myth. i mean, most companies do concentrate on their shareholders. it's just not the best business strategy. because you have an interdepend
if congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling. president obama says he will not negotiate this issue with congress but republicans want any increase in the debt ceiling to be tied to spending cuts. >>> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. and so -- there is a very simple solution to this. >> now, in a statement, john boehner indicated the republican party is prepared for a fight. he said "the consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are rule but so are the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved." >>> state lawmakers in sacramento are closely watching this debate in washington. the concern is that if congress doesn't act on the debt ceiling, the national economy could dip and that would likely have a negative effect on california's budget numbers. push >> the biggest risk to our forecast or the analysts' forecasts could come next month and that's from washington, d.c. >> the 2013 budget release by governor brown showed a surplus for the first time in many years and that was thanks to new tax revenue
of the neighbors, cooler heads will prevail now between now and the time we deal with the debt ceiling and we may meet the goal which we set out to do, which is to have roughly a $4 trillion cut over 10 years in the long-term deficit and to put us on that path. but i didn't come here to talk about any of those important subjects today, because as important as they allr today we have a more urgent and immediate call and that is how to deal with the epidemic of gun violence in america. you all know the statistics better than anyone so i'm not going to repeat them. on that score, i owe an incredible debt of gratitude to you at the head table and those of you in the room. i know we don't have you nan hit in this ballroom nor do we in any ballroom, but we all acknowledge that we have to do something. we have to act. and i hope we all agree, there is a need to respond to the carnage on our streets and in our schools. i hope we all agree that mass shootings like the one we witnessed in newtown 34 days ago cannot be continued to be tolerated. that tragedy has affected the public in a way i have never see
to me, hey, jim, what is cnbc going to do after they solve the debt ceiling? you panicked on the election. >> we'll try something. >> the country, the republic is in repeated crisis. you have a president saying -- he said, okay, what happens if the president doesn't have a crisis after the debt ceiling? what are you going to do if he says, listen, we're just going to go back to being like washington? that was interesting. >> we can talk about fundamentals. the economy will be picking up. housing likely to get in on it. >> maybe we're actually breaking -- maybe the valuations aren't -- >> based on what? >> come on, under wells fargo? >> michael dell, and suddenly, mr. skeptic -- >> overheated debt market, that's always a good sign for an economy. that's always a sign that things are getting a lot better. >> it's been getting overheated since 1979. >> big lbos. that worked out real well. no, i'm just -- there's housing, sales of pickups. sales of cars in europe for 2012, not so good. we'll talk about that. >> germany, the bmw sales, volkswagen sales. one of my cousins in mex
not negotiate on the debt ceiling although he said he's open to more spending cuts but he insisted the u.s. is, quote, not a dead beat nation. officials in stratford, connecticut, plan to rename an elementary school in honor of victoria soto, a teacher killed in last month's newtown school shooting. officials say she died trying to shield her students from the gunman. >>> walmart will announce a plan to hire every veteran cha wants a job, which could mean 100,000 new jobs. >>> george w.h. bush was released from the hospital after a month. >>> william paul, son of kentucky rand paul, faces charges of assaulting a flight attendant on a january 5th flight. in addition to underage drinking and other charges. >>> the chicago transportation authority is suing united airlines, claiming they are buying its jet fuel 70 miles away to avoid playing close to $300,000 in sales taxes. >>> students at university of vermont should not bring bottled water when they return to campus because the school banned its sale for environmental reasons. they are the largest public university to prohibit bottled water on
with the gun control measures in washington d.c. still continuing debate about the debt ceiling and whether or not this is going to be another fiscal armageddon here in our nation's capital. everybody gearing up for the big inauguration ceremonies this weekend. the unofficial-official swearing in the one that really counts at the white house on sunday. a very brief like five-minute ceremony because that's the day the president's term runs out then the big public ceremony in front of at least a million people on the west steps of the capitol on monday. over in algeria very troubling situation where terrorists surrounded natural gas plant yesterday and took several hostages including seven americans, secretary of defense leon panetta calling it an act of terror. we've got a lot to cover. let's get right to it with team press. peter ogborn and dan henning to start off the team. >> hey hey. >> bill: cyprian bowlding has the cameras going. phil backert is standing by to take your phone calls. you know, i'm really tired this morning because i had to stay up late last night. i couldn't go to bed w
deficit reduction plan. understand that fitch is not just looking for an 11th hour debt ceiling deal that sets the table for another mini crisis down the road. the federal government hit the debt limit as you know on december 31st. the treasury is using so-called extraordinary measures to pay its bills through mid-february or early march. now, fitch predicts washington will extend the debt ceiling despite the current war of words between president obama and republicans in congress. what happens if we get downgraded? it happened before. remember 2011, when standard & poor's did it. that hit markets and the wider economy hard, but it didn't cause interest rates to increase. this time could be different, however, because the rest of the world is getting its act together. even successful businesses like ford are worried. here's what ceo alan mulally told me today. >> i think the most important thing to your point is that we come together around a solution that allows us to live within our means, to reduce our budget deficits, and also to deal with our trade deficits, and create an enviro
in the house caved over the weekend on the debt ceiling and said, all right. they will extend it for only three months, not good enough. they said they will extend it notno strings attached without all of the cuts to social security and medicare they had been demanding bluffs president obama, we got his back and he stays tough, gets things done in this second term. let's talk about it 866-55-press here on the "full-court press." it's monday morning, inaugural day, january 21st. >> this is "the full court press: the bill press show," live on your radio and on current tv. current tv presents special coverage of the presidential inauguration. the pomp, the circumstance the insight and analysis. only on current tv. we have a big big hour and the iq will go way up. (vo) current tv gets the converstion started weekdays at 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does n
. >>> the finger pointing has long since started in washington as the debt ceiling key bait speaks up. president obama issued this warning to house republicans during a news conference yesterday. take a listen. >> they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well being of the people is not eleven rafrmged to with used. it is not a bargaining chip. and they'd better choose quickly because time is running short. >> representative lynn jenkins is a republican from kansas. she is also the house republican vice chair. i guess basically i should ask you to respond to the president. >> well, i wish the president would stop campaigns and come over to the hill and have a conversation with us. republicans are willing to work with this situation which is our out of control wasest watt errand spending. >> you'd like to have him -- he sayed yesterday he has a nice pick imevery year. he said this in the wall street toufrpd. it's wrong to think of it as ooh long stamp. those days are onner. that debt limbet is one of the last steps toing tagt tachlkts there ar
with the fox business brief. reiterating a warning that a delay in raising the federal debt ceiling could cause the u.s. to lose its aaa credit rating. the debate creates a, quote, potentially dangerous mechanism for enforcing fiscal displain. investors remain bearish for usa compression partners on the new york stock exchange debut. the pricing of the initial offering of 11 million shares at $18 each fell short of the estimated range. usa compression is the first ipo of 2013. according to the national retail federation, shoppers spent 23% more than the year before, that number fell below the trade group's own forecast of more than 4%. the nrf says economic uncertainty tempered consumer enthusiasm. we continue the "count down to the closing bell" with liz claman. ♪ >> feels like it's about time to look at dell. they checked dell yesterday. it is soaring again, and investors anticipating a buyout deal. back to nicole on the new york stock exchange. the story is maybe he's boing going private with private equity. >> right. this, no u doubt, is a lead story throughout the week. how is it fairing
intimating at this point that they're going to be some short-term extension in the debt ceiling and focus on spending. they seem -- you know, they seem to be a little bit hesitant to allow themselves to be set up again as people that are trying to destroy the economy. they're tired of being put in that position where they're holding back the economy. and i think it was the accusation in the first place, but they're sensitive to this point and they're going to roll over. >> they're very sensitive. the political realities of the situation is that i think we all know what needs to be done longer term. the reality is can they get any of this done in the next two months? and that's a much bigger question. i think they're trying to figure that out right now? >> well, we will have people that will argue that we don't have a spending problem, that president obama said we're going to have an economist on today on how you get -- you know, we're going to talk to him. he says the one thing that would hurt the economy is in cuts in social security or medicare or medicaid. any type of reform to those t
surpriseing advice from newt gingrich in the debt ceiling battle. >>> long accused of causing owebyowe obesity, coca-cola launches a new ad campaign. >>> first your "eye opener." >> they do not forgiveness overnight, they do not expect people to drop their grudges against him overnight.
the summer debt ceiling debate. guess what? shares of goldman have gained 48% in 2012. the rally has continued this year. goldman sachs shares right now are up 2.5% in the premarket, carol? >> all right, alison kosik reporting live from the new york stock exchange. >>> a huge winter mess stretches from maine to mississippi. there's a 40-mile backup in massachusetts. new prilosec otc wildberry is the same frequent heartburn treatment as prilosec otc. now with a fancy coating that gives you a burst of wildberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans made out of sweatpants. so grab yourself some new prilosec otc wildberry. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. to help protect your eye health as you age... would you take it? well, there is. [ male announcer ] it's called ocuvite. a vitamin totally dedicated to your eyes, from the eye care experts at bau
. earlier, we said that as we do with the debt ceiling once again we're going as more of a debt popple. this higher interest rate proposal would be devastating for the economy. >> and how about ball mark? >> yes, they have pledged to hire 100,000 veterans that are returning from the war over the next five years. and a job is a job, let us just remember that even if is a transition jobs. soldiers are known for their commitment, sacrifice. wal- mart believes that the leadership to want to be seen as a blue-chip company. >> thank you, rob. and now, coca-cola we all know that obesity is a huge health problem in the u.s. and now - the people at coca-cola seem to be joining the fight against calories. but many wonder if this is really just an example of good marketing. felicia taylor has the story. pay attention to the man walking away from the camera. let's stop the video right here now the question is will the postal truck do the right panel also, coca-cola still seeing increases with their non-cola items. the company is already getting cal ripken to the front of their labels. felicia tayl
known as the debt ceiling. mr. obama says he's done with negotiating. >> republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. >> reporter: the president deflected a question about whether he would try to raise the debt limit without congress. are you considering a plan b? if not, why not? >> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. there are no magic tricks here. >> reporter: the president, though, was pessimistic when it comes to the idea of whether there's going to be a government shutdown. he acknowledged that house republicans may have the votes to do that. that's a fight he's hoping to have separate from the debt limit, matt. the question is whether he can actually make that happen with house republicans. >> chuck todd in washington on this. thanks, as always. >>> natalie morales is over at the news desk with a check of the day's top stories. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah and matt. good morning, ev
and on the agenda a possible proposal that would link raising the debt ceiling in exchange for delaying implementation of the affordable care act. the national rifle association is planning president obama's gun-control proposals. david keene earlier on "varney and company". you have a president who is dedicated to achieving an ideological agenda, is willing to spend political capital to fight a fight against -- against public feeling and public attitudes that have been in place for many years and to fight in spite of constitutional safeguards for those attitudes you have a real battle royal. >> the international big committee stripping lance armstrong of its 2000 bronze medal, his interview with oprah winfrey will begin airing tonight. those your latest headlines. we will have more. dennis: thank you. housing starts for december surging to a four year high. another clue for the fragile housing recovery. made in the grass joins me with how to play. a lot of stocks are up 80% to 100% in the past year. is it too late? >> most of the upside is there. if you are looking for another big 80%
. president, what's the deal with the debt? i've been hearing a lot about the debt ceiling. what's my family's share? i'm just a kid. when i'm a grownup, i understand it could be hundreds of thousands of dollars. could you guys please cut spending now? >> brian: if you want to know if that is going to happen today, see if rand paul's grandson will be in there or somebody like that. if there's a republican child or michael j. fox's character, michael keating. >> gretchen: that would be a good one. let's talk about what the new york state has done now and governor cuomo. he immediately went on the attack to try and pass very expansive gun law legislation because many people are saying he wants to run for president next time around and he also was very concerned about the issue. but some people are saying this morning that what they passed last night is full of holes. we want to show you a graphic of a particular kind of weapon that has been banned, a rifle. this is a baneli 1 rifle. the reason it's banned is because you can see how you hold on to the gun there. that's called a military style g
run out of money to pay its bills by the end of february if that debt ceiling isn't raised. congress is preparing to debate it, but it could be a politically charged battle. >>> all right. a big political comeback getting underway today. you might remember former south carolina governor mark sanford. well, back in 2009 he admitted to having an affair with a woman from argentina, who is now his fiance. he announced he's running for his old congressional seat. >>> all right. and you don't hear a story like this often. it comes to us from the suburbs of stockholm, sweden. that's where a cleaning lady stole an empty commuter train and drove it into an apartment building. >> she was at the controls for about a mile. then the train derailed before hitting the building. the woman was seriously injured. she was the only person hurt. i guess she was the only one on the train. >> not good. what were you thinking? >> i wonder why she did that. >> i don't know. >> we need more information on that one. >> yeah, we do. >>> let's talk about our wednesday weather. heavy rain from the gulf coast into
to an unusual ground. debt ceiling, gun control, fiscal cliff. but then a reporter asked about the criticism that the president is too insular, doesn't socialize enough. >> most people who know me know i'm a pretty friendly guy. and i like a good party. >> there's sometimes a disconnect with some people. anybody who gets to know president obama, finds him to be just like a normal and fun. >> reporter: presidential historian and cbs news consultant douglas brinkley says there's a reason the president hasn't connected with congress. >> things have changed in washington. characters like ted kennedy who used to be able to be friends with the opposition are gone. he just hasn't been able to find that special bond like ronald reagan had with tip o'neill on capitol hill. >> reporter: the president reminded reporters on monday he did play a friendly round of golf with house speaker john boehner in 2011. >> i like speaker boehner personally. when we went out and played golf, we had a great time. >> reporter: but mr. obama was quick to add it didn't help to solve the budget imp
to extend that debt ceiling deadline until may 19th. elsewhere, earnings reports will likely influence trades today. dupont, johnson & johnson, and ibm all report today. natalie? >> courtney regan at the new tock exchange, thank you. >>> the u.s. education department says it takes more than the standard four years for more than 20% of students to ini finish and get their deemployee mas. they credit the rise in graduation rate for the stiff competition for limited jobs. >>> an analysis of marrs' mclaughlin crater has scientists investigating new evidence that there was water on the red planet. using data from the mars reconnaissance orbiter, it may once have been a lake fed by an underground water supply. the findings are published in "nature geo science" and may push the search for ancient life on mars underground. >>> off-duty police officer in madrid is being credited as a hero this morning after rescuing a woman who fainted and fell on the city's subway tracks. the officer leaped into action and pulled the 52-year-old woman to safety. an oncoming train saw the trouble on the tracks
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